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Old 08-14-2005, 09:40 AM   #1  
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Default Pioneer XW-HT1 Wireless rear surround

Anyone have any experience with these speakers. I ordered them off the web, taking a chance that they will work for me. I have a RCA DLP, with front speaker wired into the TV. I want to add rear surround and a sub-woofer, but do not want the wires (actually, the wife does not want the wires). According to Pioneers web site, this will do what I want.....Anyone have a opinion? I will let all know how they work after I get them...
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I would not expect anything very exciting. These systems are mostly meant for PC's and gaming, etc. Primarily, small areas.
For some $200 you have to figure a good part of the cost is for the wireless circuitry and small amplifiers. Whatever is left over is for the speakers.
For movie watching they may be 'ok'. For music they are likely to suck. Wireless systems are generally noisy. They may have improved some. Too limit the noise, they often roll off the high end of the frequency response. They claim these are digital so noise is not an issue...
But beyond that, you are very limited in separating the speakers and placing them at the most strategic points for the best dimensional sound.
I can understand the reluctance to run wires, and if you are renting you may have some real obstacles.
But there are ways to run wires along molding, under carpets, flat wiring, even before resorting to having wires in the walls.
I hope the retailer has a generous return policy if you are not happy with them. Let us know.

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Old 08-17-2005, 06:00 PM   #3  
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I received my speakers today and hooked them up to my RCA DLP TV. I am using Sony tower speakers for the front channels and the Pioneer for the rear surround. I also have a KLH powered woofer which hooks up to the Pioneer wireless system. I am pleasantly surprised that these actually work better than I expected. There are 3 different settings for Cinema, Music & Stereo on the TV side, and DVD side. There is a seperate volume control for the rear speaker which works very well. The surround effect is excellent with non dolby broadcasts and WOW with 5.1 broadcasts. I do not have any interference from the speakers and the quality of sound is as good or better as my surround system in my basement system. The only draw back is the ac power cord that runs from the rear speaker, but I have overcome that. At appx. $200 , it may seem a little pricey for a rear speaker, but I think it a very good system if you do not want to or cannot run wires.....
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I received my speakers today and hooked them up to my RCA DLP TV. I am using Sony tower speakers for the front channels and the Pioneer for the rear surround. I also have a KLH powered woofer which hooks up to the Pioneer wireless system. I am pleasantly surprised that these actually work better than I expected. There are 3 different settings for Cinema, Music & Stereo on the TV side, and DVD side. There is a seperate volume control for the rear speaker which works very well. The surround effect is excellent with non dolby broadcasts and WOW with 5.1 broadcasts. I do not have any interference from the speakers and the quality of sound is as good or better as my surround system in my basement system. The only draw back is the ac power cord that runs from the rear speaker, but I have overcome that. At appx. $200 , it may seem a little pricey for a rear speaker, but I think it a very good system if you do not want to or cannot run wires.....
Happy to hear that they are as good as you hoped!

Can you post a link so I can bookmark it for future reference to help others with the same problem?

How do you like your RCA DLP, and which model do you have? I love mine!
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:55 PM   #5  
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PC5, I could not for some reason get the link to paste into the forum, but I purchased the XW-HT1 speaker from Inoax.com. $169.00 plus shipping... I have the RCA HD50LPW42 which I purchased 1 year ago. It replaced 2 troublesome Toshiba RPG's. I am more than pleased that the Toshiba's went bad, as I probably would not have the RCA. had they not been such "lemons". The PQ is excellent with satelitte and awesome in HD. I am using an off air antenna for my local HD programs. Everyone who visits and see's the picture is like "WOW"...
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